‘Could really leave’: Chelsea player who left Tuchel shocked could now leave the club this summer – Romano

Fabrizio Romano has claimed that Timo Werner could leave Chelsea this summer, either on loan or permanently.

The 26-year-old failed to establish himself as a regular starter for the Blues last season, notching up just four Premier League goals.

Following the acquisition of Raheem Sterling, it is looking like his favoured left wing role is set to be locked off for the foreseeable future, seemingly leaving Werner fighting for scrap minutes alongside Christian Pulisic.

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The German has openly claimed that he could be happy playing his football elsewhere, as he looks to hold off competition for a place in Germany’s starting line-up at this winter’s World Cup.

These comments shocked his manager Thomas Tuchel, who hinted that he should be more thankful of the quality of club he finds himself at.

Following this, Romano has now confirmed that there is a real possibility of Werner’s departure, with Juventus targeting a deal.

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Werner could leave Chelsea

He tweeted: “Timo Werner could really leave Chelsea this summer. He’s one of the names in Juventus list alongside Allegri’s priority Morata – was already discussed during negotiations for de Ligt.

“Chelsea also tried to include Werner loan in talks with Leipzig for Mukiele.”

A move to Serie A would arguably put the forward in an even worse position, with their traditional defensive stability making it difficult for players with Werner’s qualities to shine.

Following Romelu Lukaku’s loan back to Inter Milan, Chelsea look short of a number nine, with the Germany international certainly having the potential to fill that role.

He scored the club’s first goal in pre-season by getting himself in the right position to convert from a Reece James cross, with that opportunity more than likely to come up again during the season.

A few goals early in the season could really see his confidence return, potentially showing fans exactly what they’ve been waiting to see from him.

Jack is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has freelanced for The Athletic and The Sun. Jack has reported live from Premier League and Championship grounds, whilst also being published in the Non League Paper.